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THE KAIWARRA MURDER.

WELLINGTON, July 11,

George Bowles said ho had had a disagreement with Hawkins over money matters, but he denied the statement regard* ingthe sheep. Some had been taken from his but be never wanted them back again. He bad not been good friends with deceased, bat never had a direct quarrel. The question about eheep was tried at Masterton, and the jury returned a verdict for Hawkini. Thomas Volley, a gunsmith, was examined as an expert regarding the gun. He could not tell when the gun had been last fired if it were brought to him rusty. If one barrel were rusty and the other damp they could not both have been fired the same day. Soft red rust appears on the muzzle a couple of days after being cleaned by a man’s finger. Verdigris would not be removed from the nipple by firing off. Thomas Harlen, a milkman, gave evidence as to Chemis coming to him to ; see some papers which he' thought might be of use in his law suit. •

Mrs Margaret Cook gave evidence as to the delivery of milk bills by the prisoner,

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER., Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER. Issue 7956, 11 July 1889

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